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Wisconsin can Enforce Voter ID Law in November Election "If It Wishes"


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wisconsin-can-enforce-voter-id-law-in-november-election-if-it-wishesMacIver Institute:

[Chicago, Ill...] The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals stayed an injunction against Wisconsin's voter identification law on Friday afternoon, opening the door for the law to be enforced in November's election.


While the state Supreme Court upheld the state's voter ID law, a federal district court found it to be unconstitutional and prohibited the state from enforcing the law. With today's decision, the state can now enforce the law as it is written.


"Having read the briefs and heard oral argument, this court now stays the injunction issued by the district court," the court's order reads. "The State of Wisconsin may, if it wishes (and if it is appropriate under rules of state law), enforce the photo ID requirement in this November's elections."


The decision claims changes that make it easier to obtain a photo ID were critical to staying the injunction.Scissors-32x32.png


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Full 7th Circuit Appeals Court refuses to stop Wisconsin Voter I.D. law

Posted by William A. Jacobson Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:37pm


Voter ID law in full effect for November, unless Supreme Court intervenes.

We previously reported how a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals restored Wisconsin’s Voter I.D. law for the November election.


The opponents of the law sought full “en banc” review by the entire Court of Appeals. Thatrequest was denied by a divided court (h/t Ann Althouse):


The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday it will not rehear its decision allowing Wisconsin’s voter identification law to be implemented for the Nov. 4 election.


The court said in a seven-sentence order that it was equally divided on whether to take up a request to reconsider a Sept. 12 decision allowing for the law to go forward while it considers the merits of the case.


That means the 10-judge panel was one vote short of reconsidering the earlier decision, Scissors-32x32.png


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